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Hong Kong regains top ranking for IPOs

Hong Kong saw a record 138 IPOs in 2015, raising US$33.5 billion.

Hong Kong regained the top spot as the world’s leading stock exchange for IPOs in terms of capital raised since 2011. The highest performing exchange in 2015 was the Hong Kong Exchange which accounted for 18.3% of all IPO proceeds, its highest numbers since 2010.

The city saw a record 138 IPOs last year.

The retail, consumer goods and services sector provided the majority of new listings, followed by industrial products and financial services companies. Funds raised by IPO companies reached US$33.5 billion – an increase of 12% over 2014. Financial services companies accounted for 56% of the total amount raised on the Main Board.

According to a PwC report, small and medium-sized enterprises continued to dominate IPO activities, highlighting Hong Kong’s attractive position as a leading international fund-raising platform.

New York Stock Exchange came second with 53 IPOs raising US$19.3 billion, followed by Shanghai with 89 IPOs raising US$17.5 billion.


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